Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy

Managing Director
Head of Transaction Advisory Services

Mr. Murphy is a Managing Director and Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. He has more than two decades of experience working with financial sponsors and corporate management teams in the food and beverage, consumer, industrials, media, technology, and financial services sectors. Mr. Murphy is based in the firm's Dallas office.

Mr. Murphy leads teams providing buyside and sellside accounting, financial, and tax diligence services to financial and corporate M&A clients. His teams focus on identifying value-creation opportunities and providing clients with critical insights at deal speed, which translate into greater confidence in clients’ decisions to proceed with or abandon the transaction. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Murphy had a 20-year tenure as a Deal Advisory Principal at KPMG, leading the relationship with several of KPMG’s largest, global private equity clients.

Mr. Murphy is a continuing guest lecturer at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He is a board member for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

Mr. Murphy holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Finance from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

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